Unit 2: Matter & Energy


Matter and Energy

Note: The link above is only for the note portion of the unit packet. If you need another copy of the class version of the packet (which includes a variety of additional activities and worksheets related to the unit), you need to email me, as the class version contains some materials which are not allowed to be posted in public webspace

Unit Presentation:

Unit Content:

1. Matter: Properties & Changes

Pre-Video 1: Types of Matter

Pre-Video 2: Physical & Chemical Properties

2. Energy

Pre-Video: Energy

3. Calorimetry

Pre-Video 1: The Calorimetry Equation

Pre-Video 2: The Calorimetry Equation (part 2)

Bonus Music Video: Em Cee Delta Tee

Supplementary Materials:

PhET Simulations:

These programs help simulate a variety of topics that we discuss in the course. We frequently use them in class, but they are also provided here for your own, personal, use. Note: Many of these simulations require Java to be installed on the computer you are using them on.


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Energy Forms and Changes:

Energy Forms and Changes
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Crash Course Chemistry Videos:

These videos come from YouTube's "Crash Course" channel. In them, Hank Green covers the material of a typical introductory course. Please note that these videos are presented, sorted by unit, but that the sequence within each page is not the same sequence as the instructional sequence for the unit. Also note that these videos contain additional material that is not discussed in class, and that there may be material covered in class that is not specifically discussed in these videos.

The Creation of Chemistry- The Fundamental Laws: Crash Course Chemistry #3

Energy and Chemistry: Crash Course Chemistry #17

Calorimetry: Crash Course Chemistry #19

Mr. Rosengarten's Website:

From Mr. Rosengarten's Website. Includes tutorial videos, songs, etc.